Social Security Benefit Will Increase 1.6 Percent in 2020
The cost of living adjustment takes effect in January

Date: October 13, 2019

Is It Possible To Live On Social Security Alone?
The purchasing power of the typical Social Security beneficiary has fallen by 34% since 2000.

Date: August 23, 2019

The Time Between Disability Onset and Application for Benefits: How Variation Among Disabled Workers May Inform Early Intervention Policies
This study contributes to literature that examines how much time typically passes between disability onset and application for disability-program benefits. It addresses two questions: How long after onset do people wait to apply? How might variation in time between onset and application help to identify potential target groups for early intervention?

Date: August 20, 2019

The Price of a Cup of Coffee May be the Answer to Fixing Social Security
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree: Social Security reform needs to happen.One House Democratic proposal that would expand benefits and raise payroll taxes is getting a lot of attention on Capitol Hill.But the proposed changes have sparked a debate: How much is too much when it comes to tax increases?

Date: August 19, 2019

Scams Involving Your Social Security Number and Benefits are on the Rise
Have you received a call or voicemail from someone warning that your Social Security number or benefits are suspended due to suspicious activity? Scammers are hoping you’ll be scared into believing their claims. They usually ask you to confirm your Social Security number and pay money to “reactivate” your number, protect it, or restore your benefits.

Date: August 5, 2019

Today's Congressional Hearing Is A Huge Milestone In The Fight To Expand Social Security
Today, the House Ways and Means Committee is holding a hearing on the Social Security 2100 Act, which expands the benefits of both current and future beneficiaries, while ensuring that all benefits — scheduled, as well as proposed — will be paid on time and in full throughout the 21st century and beyond.

Date: July 29, 2019

Changes to Colorado’s Disability Benefits Application Process Irks Advocates, Attorneys
A step has been added to the appeals process for receiving Social Security disability benefits in Colorado, prompting criticism that the change adds delays to an already slow system.

Date: July 8, 2019

Breaking Down The Complex World Of Social Security Spousal Benefits
Many people are familiar with how their own Social Security benefits work – but fewer are aware of how spousal benefits work. And spousal benefits can be complex with numerous claiming options and factors to consider.

Date: July 6, 2019

Why So Many People (Mistakenly) Believe Social Security Adds To The Deficit
Social Security can’t add to the deficit and debt, because unlike other parts of the budget—tax cuts, preferential treatment of capital gains, deductions for corporate debt, carbon subsidies and defense spending—Social Security has built in "pay-fors." It also can’t be sequestered, and it is insulated from government shutdowns.

Date: July 3, 2019

Women and Minorities Receive Less from Social Security. Politicians are Looking to Change That
Women and minorities tend to receive less in Social Security benefits due to a persistent pay gap and other challenges, including disability.

Date: July 2, 2019

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